Horse Stats
Name: Castles in the Air
Barn Name: Castles
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3 1/2 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $800
Location: Medina, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 18
Highlights: 6-0-1
Total Earnings: $63,320
Last Race: 9/15/18
Pedigree
Sire: Spring At Last
Dam: Pulpit Fiction
Other Notable Pedigree: Pulpit, Deputy Minister, Halo
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Description

Castles is a tall, gorgeous guy waiting for an advanced rider to bring out his full potential! Castles is just enjoying some down time coming from the track and will be ready to start into training soon! He does have a bow on his RF that he raced on and has remained sound in layup!

As a special opportunity for qualified approved adopters, Castles in the Air is available for adoption ahead of the normal schedule. Ideal qualified adopters would be experienced with at least basic rehab protocols, have a good working relationship with their equine vet (so rehabilitation plans and checkups are kept up-to-date), and would be comfortable restarting Castles in the Air under saddle once he’s ready to start back into training.

Please note that since we have not worked him under saddle yet, we cannot make any certifications as to his personality under tack. Qualified and approved adopters will have access to all of his veterinary records we have, including recent ultrasounds and his current/projected rehab plan.

Adoption fee will increase when he starts in under saddle work.

ADOPTION FEE POLICY

New Vocations’ adoption fees are intentionally set lower than the cost of buying most Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds through a private seller. In today’s market, it’s not unusual for horses coming right off the track to be listed for sale at a price between $2,000 and $5,000. At New Vocations, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we cannot take in an additional horse until one is adopted. Adopters should be encouraged to know that by adopting a horse through New Vocations, they are actually helping two horses transition to careers outside of racing.

Additionally, adopters get great value for their money: The majority of the horses have been in the program for a minimum of 60 days. During that time, horses are rehabilitated (if needed), socialized with other horses, fully evaluated, and in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.